A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.830, CCLXIII 207, as ‘Sunset’, c.1820–30.
Andrew Wilton in Martin Butlin, Wilton and John Gage, Turner 1775–1851, exhibition catalogue, Royal Academy, London 1974, p.98 no.266, as ‘Sunset over the Sea (crimson, yellow, green)’, ?c.1825.
Gerald Wilkinson, Turner’s Colour Sketches 1820–34, London 1975, reproduced in colour p.148, as ‘A red sky, with mist below the horizon’, among ‘Sunrise and sunset’ subjects.
Andrew Wilton, Turner Watercolors: An Exhibition of Works Loaned by The Trustees of the British Museum, exhibition catalogue, Cleveland Museum of Art 1977, p.37 no.18, as ‘Sunset Over the Sea (Crimson, Yellow, Blue, Green)’, c.1825, reproduced in colour.
Eric Shanes, Turner’s Watercolour Explorations 1810–1842, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.100, Appendix I, under ‘Paper Test-Sheets?’, 102, under ‘Sky Sketches’.